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that gave him more latitude with the conservative base of the party. >> woodruff: speak of boston, and other places, let's hear now from our colleagues-- actually, ray suarez is in chicago. he and margaret warner are at the two presidential campaign headquarters, but, ray, we're going to come to you first. are you in chicago, and that's where president obama is tonight. >> that's right. he's just a few miles away. he's not here yet. and neither are a lot of the senior officials from the campaign. i think they probably want to waito see a little bit more, but illinois senior senator, senator dick durbin is here, and there have been a lot of poll closings, a lot of projections, but so far no surprises. what do you need to see before you can really relax? >> some of the key battled ground states-- florida, virginia, ohio, and of course when we get in the midwest, a little closer to my activity in the last few months for the president, taking a look at wis cons and i know iowa. if we can get the job done in the midwest, and i hope we do glie you're not up thisickle. whn you don't have a race, wh
, who told supporters in boston he gave it his all and insisted washington must come together. >> the nation, as you know, is at a critical point. at a time like this, we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. our leaders have to reach across the aisle to do the people's work. >> the romney family has chosen to give back to america through public service, and that is the legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. >> reporter: the president won with slim majorities in key states -- ohio, pennsylvania, wisconsin, iowa, colorado, new hampshire. virginia and nevada weren't called until early this morning after he was declared the projected winner. still outstanding, florida, where at 2:00 a.m. people were still in line voting. and, of course, all of their votes will still have to be counted, not to mention provisional ballots in ohio that we thought might be the deciding factor in this race. we're live this morning in chicago at obama's victory headquarters, i'm tracie potts. back to you. >> tracie, a question for you. we know the president -- the race was called fo
our colleague ray swawrers and hopefully we'll be joined by margaret warner in boston. ray is at the presidential candidate night headquarters in chicago. ray, what is the sense right now? when we talk about this ground game issue, what does the campaign say about what they have over the romney campaign in terms of ground game? >> they said this time instead of sending volunteers and sending field workers from state to state, they concentrated much more heavily on using people that people know. i mean it sounds kind of obvious. but all the research shows that when someone you know talks about you... talks to you about casting the vote in the first place or voting for the person you prefer, that has a lot more impact than somebody showing up at your door with paperwork, a leaflet or a pitch for a candidate. so they've put much more emphasis on having people work their own neighborhoods this time around. and they say they have hit their marks, that they are getting out their numbers. and so far so good. gwen? >> ifill: well, ray, i'm also curious. you're standing there at the
. but this is something to cheer, the people in boston at romney headquarters. >> john, i know you're looking to the screen as well. iowa being projected now for barack obama. >> well, that is a piece of bad news for the romney campaign. again, remember, mitt romney needed to win most of the nine swing states. not just a couple of them. most of them. he's still got to do that. he's not out of the game, but if you take the state of iowa, you got colorado out there, if president obama can hold nevada and the state of colorado, it doesn't matter what happens in any of these other states. he'll be over the finish line. so big challenges, more for president obama, fewer more romney, but he's still in the game. >> waiting on too close to call races which of course have been really critical. ohio being number one. florida, as well. we know now north carolina and, of course, iowa. >> larry, he needs 21 votes. >> yeah. there's a pattern. i mean, let's face it. there's a pattern here. and whether you're romney supporter or not, you got to look at this thing. the pattern spills over into the u.s. senate
's in boston. j. mart, if you can hear me amid the hoopla here at the newseum. you're a student at virginia, you've been e-mailing me all night about problems you're detecting in virginia. tell us the problems you see and why and what it means. >> the margins in conservative -- [inaudible] in the suburbs around richmond, chesterfield county is the biggest one, comparable to '08. in 2008 john mccain lost the commonwealth of virginia by seven points. the bottom line, barack obama can do a little bit worse across virginia and still win that state. if he wins the state, there's no path to the presidency for mitt romney. we'll get the western suburbs, look at the outer suburbs of northern virginia, the margins are comparable or a little bit better for romney than they were for mccain four years ago. so unless something big happens in the two big jurisdictions still being counted, virginia beach and fairfax up by washington, d.c., i think that the commonwealth of virginia is going to stay blue and give president obama a second term. >> republicans knew that there was trouble there, or has this al
somewhere between washington and boston. as it began to zero in on the new york area, we positioned 7 or 8 generators in places like west virginia, central pennsylvania, western mass, and once the storm hits, they usually declare a state of emergency, want you off the streets for a little while, and as soon as things start to clear, we will bring electricians in that we work with around the country that know how to do this, they will hook the generators up and we will be back in business. in the case of the one on route 17, this weekend we were one of the few stores that was up and running. two reasons, one we had the generator hooked up and two we had a tremendous amount of product in storage that we can call on in times like this. liz: brilliant. you have also taken positions recently in natural gas. you took a position in the shale operation in ohio. i'm thinking of the one thing we learned. we had a generator that was running on gasoline. it started to run out. gasoline was a real problem as you know. do you see a shift at some point that this is so ingrained in our psyche now of what
are part of the american landscape: abraham lincoln, in chicago... in boston, a memorial to the black soldiers who fought in the union army... and in new york's central park, the famous statue of civil war general william sherman. saint gaudens suffered from periods of depression, and while working on the sherman sculpture in paris, had a recurrence that one day became unbearable. >> mccullough: it was very early in the morning, still not quite light. and what he was going to do was kill himself by jumping off this bridge. >> safer: the pont des arts. >> mccullough: the pont des arts, the "bridge of the arts." and as he got out here, probably about where we're standing, the sun began to rise, and the whole faƇade of the louvre was lit up, all the bridges. and he said to himself, "i don't want to die. i want to live." and he started whistling, and walked back up to the studio happy as can be. it was paris. paris saved his life, literally saved his life. >> safer: we moved on to the sorbonne, paris's ancient university. it changed the lives of many other americans. >> mccullough: charl
and florida a couple of times before wrapping up in boston. we have heard the closing arguments. it is a vote for obama is the status quo with stagnation. a vote for mitt romney is bold change and prosperity. the president made all kinds of promises to be a bipartisan leader and wasn't able to do that with obamacare with not a single republican vote and he promised to restore the economy, bring down the debt, cut taxes, balance the budget, et cetera, and that hasn't happened. he says if the country is behind him and elects him and if democrats are willing to work with him he can militia it and a slap back from the senate saying if mitter harry reid romney has a fantasy of casting severely conservative agenda he will not get help from senate democrats which echoes what the republicans said when president obama took office and now before mitt romney wins, assuming he would, the democrats are saying they will not help. >>shepard: we used to watch the last three or four days of campaign where the candidates spend their money but they have so much money they can spend all they want and now we watc
, the washington wizards take on the boston celtics. it's the home opener for the team. we want them to do well. tickets start at $10. there's no reason for not being there. >> it's saturday with the wizards. sunday? >> we are going to see the d.c. ride. it's in the fourth year. folks really want to put on their vintage finery, lots of tweed, shorts. you can see they look adorable. they go for a morning bike ride around washington, d.c. it's a lot of fun. a party at the brickston. >> where do they gather for that? >> you register ott dctweedride and they will e-mail you. it's free to register. >> dctweedride.event. >> finally, next week, celebrating election day. >> that's right. it's an important election. after you voted, get on and watch the results roll in with other folks who are like minded. there are a couple parties. there's going to be an awesome, nonpartisan event at the press club. it's $15. it will include a buffet. then penn social is a fun place to play t-ball, do trivia, watch the elections on a 22-foot screen. >> any admission? >> wear the i voted sticker. there are a lot more e
20 to 27-mile-per-hour winds back through grand rapids, pittsburgh on into atlantic city, boston, and syracuse, it's going to stay gusty through this afternoon and on into this evening. >> good morning, chilly weather following the aftermath of hurricane sandy, 54 degrees will be a high temperature today and it is still busy -- breezy >>> that's your latest weather. matt? >> al, thank you very mu. >>> even as new york city struggles to recover from sandy, it's going ahead with one of the biggest events every year. mayor michael bloomberg says the new york city marathon will take place this sunday as scheduled. but not everyone is onboard with that decision. mary wittenberg is the ceo and president of the group that organizes the marathon. good morning. nice to see you. >> good morning, matt. >> were you in agreement with this decision? >> once the mayor said let's go forward. we're here to support the city, ready to do whatever we can. >> if he said to you, mary, do you think it's a good idea? would you have had said yes or no? >> i would say, what come sunday would be the best f
. live look. president obama headquarters in chicago. governor romney in boston. we'll take you there live in a moment. we are getting information on why they vote the way they are. martha maccallum will cover that for us. >> reporter: they are analyzing the response as they come out of the polling places tonight. there are key states like ohio and virginia. the polls are still open for hours as people come home from work and continue to vote. so many areas we haven't heard from yet. what we can tell you for sure so far is that this is a very tight race tonight. let's start with the national poll question. direction of the country. are we on the right track or the wrong track? it's evenly divided. those saying we are on the right direction and going for president obama, no surprise there. 52%, though, say we are headed in the wrong direction. they are backing governor romney. now voters are split on whether the economy is getting better or worse. huge question tonight for everyone, of course. you have about four out of ten states getting better. three of ten say it's getting wor
the obama campaign and boston behind the scenes with romney. to the heated battleground states across the country where this election will be decided and our team tracking your vote everywhere in the crossroads of the world with the crowds in times square. and with our partners from univision in miami plus abc's barbara walters, katie couric and our powerhouse team telling you who's winning and why on this historic night, election night 2012, the stakes so high, the race so close, america's next president decided tonight. it's "your voice, your vote." once again from abc news election headquarters in times square, new york, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> you are looking at times square, usa, the pulse of the nation. also the crossroads of the world, 182 million people pass through here every year and tonight, it is election headquarters for abc news and we are so glad to have you back with us on this very big night, george. >> we have an entire team right out here with us. our reporters an analysts over on that side of the room, jon karl karl, cokie robert, ron brownstein.
amtrak will begin offering limited service between new york city and boston. and new jersey transit will also start moving today with limited service. the new york subway system continues to make advances. the "m" train linking queens to manhattan just started running, but there are still no trains running below 34th street where half of manhattan remains in the dark. so the millions of new yorkers who depend on subways, they're now waiting in those long lines for buses. for those who drive into new york city, the lines at city bridges stretched for miles yesterday, enough to make you turn around and just stay home. it's simply not worth it. it will take all day to get in in some cases. in an effort to ease gridlock inside the city, the mayor has ordered all vehicles entering manhattan to have at least three passengers for the rest of the week. there are checkpoints set up on the way into manhattan with cars not meeting the three-person rule, those cars turned away. and you're only beginning to make your way into new york if you're lucky enough to find gas for your cars. about 80% o
, and everybody -- not only at this network, at nbc, abc, cbs, in boston, in austin, all talking about president kerry. that was two hours before the polls closed. >> bob shrum. >> everybody knew that john kerry had won the race. everybody. let me repeat. everybody. two hours before. and then we all remembered what happened in new hampshire when everybody was dancing on hillary clinton's grave. >> oh, my god. >> the day of the new hampshire primary. >> let's look at primary crowds. >> mika and i, we're at a nashua gym and saw hillary up there speaking. >> they were, like, bringing people in from out of state. >> everybody came in from massachusetts. and i said, you know, she deserves a better ending than this. and yet, you never know until americans go into the voting booth and vote. >> well, i recall in new hampshire in february of 2008 being in the lobby of the holiday inn with you and telling you that i had just bumped into lou dellesandrou who was running hillary's campaign. >> and everybody laughed. >> everybody did laugh. that gets to the ultimate magic and mystery that is election day. th
nothing between new york city and boston. hoping to get some limit service up and running today. the hope is that that will start tomorrow. but you know, across this region, they're doing all they can to get up to speed. in the meantime you've got all of these people, thousands, trying to get on buses trying to get to work. >> tom costello, thank you for staying on top of all of that. joining me now, republican congressman chris smith. congressman, thanks so much. you have had a fema briefing. >> the latest is they are trying to do everything possible but still huge gaps that have to be overcome. i'm actually now in the mayor's office of tony fiore, the township of middletown's mayor. and the real heroes, i can't stress this without enough ex-plamati ex-plamatiex p ex-pla exclamation points the mayors and those working around the clock. 200 homes or more uninhab bitable. people are cold, they're doing everything possible to you know get power back on. and you know, we're very concerned about families with small children, as well as with those with fragile, you know, elderly who could get
night at the boston convention center. you can see some of the exhaustion show. romney's demeanor hinting at anything? that he somehow thinks he might not get there? >> you're tired of being tired. not just tonight but all the time. >> people overreading body language a little bit. after reports ann romney appeared exhausted at a series. one of mrs. romney's aides wanted to assure nbc news it's about being tired, nothing about her ms acting up. on the trail this in virginia, mitt romney argued that he is the changed candidate this year. >> instead of bridging the divide, he's made it wider. >> if the president were to be re-elected, he would -- it's possible but not likely. if he were to be re-elected, he would be able to work with president in congress. >> the bitterness between the two campaigns is palpable. there are signs that governing will be a huge challenge for the winner. protesters interrupted the president's rally in ohio and at every stop romney seized on this recent comment from the president. >> don't boo, vote. vote. voting's the best revenge. >> president obama ask
, and one in pennsylvania. joined now by peter hamby live at the romney headquarters in boston, massachusetts. peter, these are sort of late additions to the schedule. . >> yeah, and travel is the best indicator of a campaign's thinking. we've known that pennsylvania sort of last-minute gamble/insurance policy for the romney campaign. 96% of the vote is on the table there today, because there isn't really early voting. but the ohio travel jumped out at me and paul ryan is also going to ohio today, john. this signals to me that they are nervous about ohio, as they have been. but they're just a little more nervous in these closing days. but, you know, romney himself, of course, is projecting confidence outwardly. check out this rally last night in new hampshire that pulled 12,000 people. this is what he said. >> we have known many long days and short nights, and now we're close. the door to a brighter future is there. it's open. it's waiting for us. i need your vote. i need your help. walk with me. walk together. tomorrow we begin a new tomorrow. >> there is, john, an air of anxi
will be shut down. >>> attorneys for boston gangster will be in court to ask for a delay. he faces a long list of charges but he said the government promised him immunity for his work informing. he was arrested last year after being on the run for 16 years. his trial is set to start in march but his attorneys want it delayed until next november saying they need more time to prepare. >>> another court hearing scheduled today for the tina teen accused of attempted murder. the judge ruled that max wade will have to stand trial. wade's alleged crime spree started last year when police say he stole a chef's car and then in april he fired shots at two teens causing minor injuries. >> new this morning from los angeles, four people shot on the usc campus outside of a halloween party. what happened and whether any students were involved in this. >> reporter: let me tell you, no students were involved. they are telling us neither the suspects nor the victims were students but quite a scary situation for all of the students here on the usc campus. it was shut down. there was a campus wide alert. i will
. they're calling it a victory rally with kid rock and all his supporters. he'll be in boston tomorrow for election night. that's where his campaign headquarters are with thousands of supporters all hopeful for a victory tomorrow night. the victory and whether or not he will win, very much uncertain at this point. this race is very close. when you talk to top advisers, they will say they think they're going to win, but then again it's going to be close. you can get a sense from them, no one really knows what's going to happen. we'll have to wait until tomorrow night. for "cbs this morning," i'm jan crawford in sanford, florida. >>> president obama has a full day of campaigning in three crucial swing states, wisconsin, ohio and idaho. >> reporter: the president arrived in madison, wisconsin about 3:00 in the morning, spending his final day of the campaign in three key battleground states. first here in wisconsin, then on to must-win ohio and he'll close the day out in iowa, the state that first propelled him towards the presidency five years ago with that surprise victory in the iowa ca
storms now it's in canada. every time a low develops like the one by boston, we're getting the pulldown of the cold air. 33 in pittsburgh. 34 in new york. that's what it feels like. where is it beautiful? there may be coastal fog in southern california. but i'll take it. 73 in l.a. 65 in san diego. how about a trip to palm springs? 84 today? a cool start.ct acquitted of cloud cover. even a few sprinkles towards the dixon line. you head up towards westminster, and it is very light. like looking a lot yesterday. cooler than average. 48 of reagan national. temperatures in the mid to upper 50's. be in the 60's year.im f everything o >> you may feel like there's been a lot of "gma." but lara spencer -- >> nine hours last night? >> i did sleep nine hours. >> showoff. >>> lara spencer, isn't there so much more? >> so much more, sam. coming up on our "gma morning menu." kate moss unplugged. brand-new details from her on what life is really like as one of the most famous models on the planet. we could have asked sam. but we're asking kate. >>> also coming up, how brides-to-be are refusing to let
it a victory rally with kid rock and his supporters and then in boston tomorrow for election night. that's where his campaign headquarters are, with thousands of supporters hopeful for a victory tomorrow night. the victory and whether or not he'll win very much uncertain at this point. this race is very close. when you talk to top advisers they will say they think they will win but then again it's going to be close. you can get a sense from them no one really knows what's going to happen. we'll have to wait until tomorrow night. for cbs "this morning," i'm jan crawford in sanford, florida. >> president obama has a full day of campaigning today in three of those crucial swing states, wisconsin, ohio and iowa. nancy cordes is in madison, wisconsin. >> reporter: president obama arrived in madison, wisconsin at about 3:00 in the morning after a full day of campaigning on sunday. he is due to speak to the crowd in a few hours, obviously, some folks are already here and very fired up. he spends today in three critical battleground states in the midwest starting out in wisconsin then heading to
predicting where sandy was going to go. >> think run up the atlantic coast and bring it to boston and new york and all the way down to d.c. and maybe even potential for snow to the west. other problems when this goes by, the winds come like this. what does that do? it grabs more cold air, more cold air that will bring low temperatures down into the 30s. philadelphia, seaside heights where half the houses are knocked down the first couple of rows from the ocean. below freezing, and no heat for people trying to recover. >> when do we think this is going to happen? >> it happens on wednesday afternoon. >> there could even be a piece -- a small piece coming out on monday, but the main storm looks like it approaches the northeast on wednesday. >> all right. for people who have a little bit of time to get ready for this, there is a warning that this is coming, so people have a couple of days to really hunker down and try to figure this out. thank you, chad. really appreciate it. you got one storm that is gone and another that might be coming to the east coast. still digging out. >> we just got
the east coast have been opening up. washington, of course, baltimore, philadelphia, boston. the number of canceled flights yesterday, about 2,900. most of those new york flights. today, we got about 600. somewhere between 570 and 600 flights canceled today, that brings to about 21,000 now. the total number of flights canceled since just before sandy and through this storm. amtrak update for you now. amtrak says it will provide modified northeast regional service between boston and new haven today and between newark and points south starting today. i want to give you an update on the subway system, as well, here. there is some subway activity north of 34th street, but below 34th street, almost nothing. and that has been a real problem for folks in new york city. all of this having a big impact on travel. if you're driving into manhattan today, the mayor has ordered you cannot be in a car with fewer than three people. i've already received e-mails and tweets and texts from friends who are trying to drive into manhattan. they say it is a mess. yet again today over the george washington br
on sunday about chest pains. the 83-year-old massachusetts mobster has been behind bars in boston awaiting trial on allegations he played a role in 19 murders. bulger was captured last year in california after fleeing boston in 1994. >>> and now for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. will farrell has released a last-minute pitch to get out the vote on his funny or die website, and he says he'll do anything to get you to the polls. >> if you agree to vote in this year's election i will personally give you a tattoo. fair warning, i do not know how to draw. >> reporter: he also gives a sneak preview of his very special voting dance. all right. looking good. well, no doubt has pulled its music video for looking hot from youtube. critics say the native american imagery in the wild west "themed video was offensive. no doubt posted an apology on its website saying it never intended to hurt or trivialize the native american culture or history. >>> and indy filmmaker video of his kids put all other daddies with camcorders to shame. now he's mate a loo
of his top advisers that he's known in boston for more than a decade. they're taking pictures on the stairs. the plane, a sense we're going to give this one last go here on the long strange trip we've been on. interesting hope and nostalgia from the romney camp today. >> it's interesting. nostalgia. is that coupled with a positive sense? a negative sense? sometimes you would rather be looking forward, i would presume, than looking back. >> well, i think it's still a positive thing. remember, this is a guy who's been running for president of the country for the last six years. with most of the same team. all of whom will be happy to get the campaign behind them one way or another. i can tell you on the plane today was ike leavitt, running the transition projects for governor romney. so they're certainly not discounting the possibility he's going to win this thing. >> and i understand as we're looking at a picture of mitt romney and his wife ann there by his side, she was traveling around through the plane and made a stop back there with the media. >> that's right. we haven't se
hospitalized in boston. the 83-year-old was rushed from his prison cell to a hospital yesterday after complaining of chest pains. bulger, the man who inspired jack nicholson's character in "the departed" is awaiting trial for his role in 19 murders. >>> that is zach potter. inspiring a nation by climbing to the top of chicago's 103-story willis tower. zach lost his leg in a motorcycle accident three years ago. doctors out fitted the 31-year-old with the world's first neurocontrolled bionic leg. he used it to scale the former sears tower in just over 53 minutes. that's incredible. >>> coming up, the economy is a top issue in this election. and president obama has consistently trailed mitt romney on that issue. so what does that mean for tomorrow's election? one of the nation's top economists, larry summers, is going to join us next. harge of . how they'll live tomorrow. for more than 116 years, ameriprise financial has worked for their clients' futures. helping millions of americans retire on their terms. when they want. where they want. doing what they want. ameriprise. the strength o
'll be appearing at m.i.t. in boston where i'll be talking about my book and the election. today's show was only a preview. go to our facebook page. >>> i want to finish today's program with a final thought on the election. on tuesday night after the race had been called, the first call i made was to my brother, luke. when i got married in july of 2007 luke had to take a few days off his new job as an obama field day campaign organizer in nevada to take part in the election. that was five years. in the intervening months my brother has spent every single day working for the obama campaign. he's worked in eight states, at times literally living out of clothes in trash bags while putting 87,000 miles on a beat up old white ford pickup truck. 60 to 90 hours a week 52 weeks a year for five years. then from his perch as a nevada state director this time around to get him re-elected. i'm biased, of course, but to me tuesday's victory was luke's victory as much as it was anyone else's. luke and the thousands like him, organizers of every hue and background and creed in states across the nation working
million worth last year. this place north of boston is more like a lottery lounge. 15 kiosks, plenty of seating and some inspiration. >> this is our latest million dollar winner. >> reporter: this year alone, americans spent $61 billion on lottery are tickets. up 8.7% from 2011. where does all the money go? every state is different, but on average, 58 cents of every dollar goes to prizes. 33 cents are funneled back to state coffers. while most think lotteries fund education, 12 of 44 states use the money solely for that. back in tallahassee, the machines that hold our fate were locked up in a vault. as the sun set on the luckiest place in texas they kept coming. right up until sales stopped just an hour before the big drawing. >> take a look at tonight's numbers. >> reporter: when so many dreams were put to bed. i'm ryan owens in texas. >>> well, for the first time we are hearing from general david petraeus himself about his affair with paula broadwell. petraeus says his wife holly has not kicked him out despite the enormous difficulty he created for her by having the affair. he says
goes home to boston to vote. the president's going to be there. this could be the difference in the electoral college. if you look at iowa and wisconsin, two other numbers you just threw out there. iowa and wisconsin very important part of the president's firewall in the midwest. for example, should he lose florida, iowa and wisconsin very important. same thing with ohio. both of them -- both those states important to both of these candidates. and of course wisconsin -- in wisconsin that may be one of the reasons paul ryan was chosen because the romney campaign knows how important that state could be to them as insurance, if you will, that they could get to 270. >> the president went there earlier today. >> exactly. >> a significant where they are underscores all important -- you're looking at all of these ads they're doing all the speeches, the rallies, the messages, they're putting out final arguments as they say. is there any one thing that you think could tip the balance? >> of course. turnout, voter enthusiasm, intensity. that's what all of these rallies are about. the p
kind of, you know, making that commute to boston area and moving from out of state in might have something to do with that swing. >> sure it does. brian, thanks very much. we'll watch new hampshire and the four electoral votes. >> our next battleground stop is colorado with its nine electoral votes. just like ohio, went for barack obama in 2008 after helping george w. bush win the white house in 2004. cnn's kung la is in colorado. are you getting a sense of who has the upper hand? >> reporter: well, the republicans saying they have the upper hand looking at who's actually voted, cast that vote, the republicans are leading by about 25,000 votes but that's not very much of a gap. what we're seeing here in this location i'm standing in, the early voting as you mentioned, kate, is over. but what people are doing is dropping off early ballots. they're -- these are the mail-in ballots. they can drop them off and murphy's law, no one's here but they can drive up, give their ballot to this gentleman and then he'll take the ballot and drop it in this red box. from here, these ballots then
will have coverage of obama in chicago and mitt romney in boston. we are focused on some of the more competitive senate seats. plus, your reaction throughout the night by phone, e-mail, facebook, and twitter. live coverage begins at 8:00 p.m. eastern. next we take you to arizona for u.s. senate debate between republican jeff flake and democratic candidate richard carmona. they are vying for the senate seat left open by jon kyl. courtesy of kawc radio. >> welcome to the debate on the campus on school of arizona, yuma. we will begin with 92nd opening statements from jeff flake and trento. they will take questions from a panel of journalists related to life outside the metropolitan areas. built into the schedule is an additional four minutes, should the moderator or panelists have a follow-up. we have news director anna chaulk, joyce lobeck and michelle faust. joining us today are over 300 residents. they have agreed to respect the candidates and listened silently during the debate with the exception of right now. ladies and gentlemen, help me welcome congressman jeff flake and doctor r
headquarters in boston. wendell goler live in chicago where president obama arrived a little while ago. phil keating is in florida with a lot going on down there. let's start with john since romney will be the first to cast his ballot today. >> that will be in massachusetts in an hour and 45 minutes. for the romney campaign, it's all about getting out the vote. when you look at the 11 swing states, he only leads in two. the others are all within the margin of error. he's going to hit the trail again today, going to the vote center in cleveland later on this morning. this afternoon, another in pittsburgh. paul ryan will be in richmond and also join the governor in cleveland. the governor was sitting around in the tarmac yesterday, according to an advisor saying, i don't want to sit in a hotel room all day on election day. let's go out and do what we can to muster every last vote. when you look at the early voting, it's advantage obama right now. governor romney really has to rack up the count on his side of things. yesterday in columbus urging his supporters at a rally to get out there and ge
drawn to their homes, to chicago, to boston, and they end up in the dark of night and manchester, new hampshire, and des moines, iowa, pleading their case. and the emotion just pours out of them. and then everything that we've said for a year or two years, the punditry, the predictions, the who's going to win ohio, the who's going to win florida goes out the window because people go to the polls, they draw the curtain, and then the only place in the world where it happens, they vote, a peaceful transition occurs or power is retained by the president, it's a magical moment we don't pay enough attention to. >> you can hear exactly what mike's talking about in both of their voices last night. mitt romney's voice was strained. he declared his candidacy on june 2nd, 2011, 17 months ago. so it's all been leading up to that. president obama was brought to tears last night, wiped a tear away thinking about his long journey, his last campaign. so mike's right, these guys have poured it all out and now we're here. >> they have been out campaigning almost as long as we're going to be on this set
us now from boston, winner of the massachusetts u.s. senate race, senator-elect elizabeth warren. congratulations! >> you know -- >> i'm sorry. i'm so happy for you. >> mika is so giddy, senator-elect. >> i really am. >> i don't know what i'm going to do with her. you can now tell america that it was our kiss at fenway that put you over the top last night. >> that was it. >> what an incredible victory. talk about what's happened to you over the past four years. who would have believed that a boomer sooner would make it to the u.s. senate in massachusetts! >> you know, this has just been amazing. every single part of this. and the most amazing part has been the last year about running for office. you know, massachusetts is a very special place. this one was grass roots all the way. these were people who showed up in living rooms and kitchens and school auditoriums who held signs, who called neighbors, who really made this happen. and they saw this race as a race about what kind of a people we are, what kind of country we're going to build. and they wanted to be part of it. and the
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